At a Glance: Teaching English in Kuwait
An oasis in the midst of the Arabian desert, Kuwait is famous for its elaborate mosques, opulent palaces, glittering ultra-modern high-rises, as well as the passion of its people. This last distinction is evident in the ESL classroom where lively debate is common.
|Monthly Salary*:||400 - 1000 KWD|
|Accommodations:||Usually included or allowance given|
|Airfare:||Fully paid for or reimbursed|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||18 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||Minimum one year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 6 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||10 - 15 KWD|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac Not Available|
As of 06-18-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.278 KWD
1.000 KWD = 3.59 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Very high|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred|
|Additional Notes:||Previous ESL teaching experience is preferred|
Other Middle East Countries:
Kuwait's oil industry makes it one of the wealthiest nations per capita in the world. The culture in Kuwait is rooted in Islamic and Arab traditions, but is typically more American than its Middle East neighbours. There are more women in the labour force in Kuwait than anywhere else in the Persian Gulf.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Kuwait and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.